Republicans need to stop preaching to the choir!

Republicans need to stop preaching to the choir!

This will take you to a great CNN column by GOP strategist Alex Castellanos in which he echoes my “Republicans spend way too much time preaching to the choir” contention. Having taken a hit from the blowhard to end all blowhards, Rush Limbaugh, Castellanos cogently explains why he said Mitt Romeny’s rallies are a waste of time.

Alex Castellanos

The contender should be photographed walking the streets of the inner city, talking to people in the unemployment line, attending a baseball game, and shaking Hispanic worker’s hands. But instead, he holds the same rally in every city in every battleground state.
Even GWB blathered about being a “compassionate conservative.”
And just who attends those Republican love fests? The people who were already gonna vote for Mitt! John McCain and that vapid Sarah Palin fell into this very same trap. Castellanos goes on to point out that Romney is actually doing better in states where he isn’t holding rallies!
I understand it’s quite the ego boost to have a crowd hanging on your every word, but that kind of thinking won’t get you elected president – or even governor (just ask Bill Brady). Republicans have to appeal to independents and disaffected Democrats to win a statewide or national election.Thus,  in order for Mitt to prevail in November, he has to convince a small percentage of likely Obama voters that he’s the better choice.
But stumping before no one but the faithful ain’t gonna do it. It’s almost as if Republicans are starting to believe their own propaganda. It’s as if they believe all they have to do is appeal to folks in their “bubble,” as Bill Maher calls it, and they’ll somehow live happily ever after.
As long as Rush Limbaugh and his slimier cohort Ann Coulter keep “advising” the Republican Party, we’ll be having Democrats for presidents, which doesn’t necessarily make me feel any better.

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